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Morgan medalist as Hornets win sectional

Coal Grove senior golfer Brent Morgan was the medalist Wednesday in the Division III sectional golf tournament as he led the Hornets to the team title and a berth in the district. (Kent Sanborn of Southern Ohio Sports Photos)

Coal Grove senior golfer Brent Morgan was the medalist Wednesday in the Division III sectional golf tournament as he led the Hornets to the team title and a berth in the district. (Kent Sanborn of Southern Ohio Sports Photos)

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

FRIENDSHIP — Brent Morgan began his final postseason on top.

The Coal Grove senior fired a 74 to take medalist honors as he led the Hornets to the Division III sectional golf tournament team title.

Coal Grove shot 325 as a team to easily outdistance runner-up Portsmouth Clay who had a 369 total.

Morgan has been medalist at the sectional three of past four years and the Hornets have won the sectional three times. They have advanced to the district in each of the past four years.

The top two teams and two individuals not on a qualifying team advance to the district tournament Monday at Pickaway Country Club in Circleville.

Besides Morgan’s low score, senior Brandon Adkins and freshman Trevor Deere both shot an 83, sophomore Chase McKnight had an 85 and sophomore Ryan Malone finished with a 97.

McKnight was sixth overall and Malone 16th.

Adkins and Deere tied for the third best score overall behind North Adams’ Taylor Anderson who had an 81.

North Adams was third at 371, West Union 372, Leesburg Fairfield had 390, South Webster 430, Peebles 434, Whiteoak 448, Lucasville Valley 452, Eastern Brown 464, Manchester 494, Portsmouth Notre Dame 496 and St. Joseph 500.

The St. Joseph Flyers were led by senior Bryson Adkins who shot a 95 and was 12th overall. Freshman James Carter fired a 106, senior Ben McDonald had a 144 and senior Eli Lutz carded a 155.